Congresswoman Shot at Constituent Event

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  1. MichiganRico

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    Arizona US Representative Gabby Giffords (Democrat, Tucson) was shot, along with several of her staff and members of the public (with probable fatalities), at a shopping mall constituent event today. It's time for Tea Partiers like former Nevada Senate candidate Sharon Angle, who talked about the use of "Second Amendment remedies" during her campaign, to realize that words have consequences--sometimes dire consequences.
     
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    Jesus Christ!
    Guns should be illegal!
     
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    She and 6 others are dead.

    Great job, Governor Brewer!
     
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    Here's a link to the NPR story, and I found this page very telling, indeed.
     
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    couldn't agree more
     
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    Didn't that SarahPAC page originally feature crosshairs aimed at those districts?

    Anyway, I'm watching CNN. There have been a lot of conflicting rumors pertaining to deaths on scene. Nothing has been firmly established yet, and there will be a news conference at the hospital in about 10 minutes.
     
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    Hate speech and speech that demonizes others often results in violence. It should be no surprise that this happened.
     
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    The graphic on the SarahPAC website was (obviously) still up when I posted above. Sensing that there'd be hell to pay in light of this assassination, I right-clicked it and saved it on my desktop.

    See attached.
     

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    Too bad. This is a very sad day indeed.
     
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    I believe her state office was vandalized during the health care debate/vote.
     
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    Well, just in case ANYONE had any doubts about the caliber of the extreme right wing ideology the drives this right winged movement, or the wackjob mentality of those who elected these new conservative to office... in case anyone had any question at all about the hate based screwball logic of these so-called Americans... well, now you know.
     
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    And unfortunately, this was definitely a rightwing nutjob... A Timothy McViegh war vet type libertarian/anarcho wackjob.
     
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    There is nothing to be gained from speculating on the motives and affiliations of AZ shooter without any specific facts. But I most DEFINITELY smell a rat here.
     
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    I can't believe people are using this tragic event as an opportunity to score a few cheap points against the Tea Party.

    I'm frankly disgusted.
     
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    Piss off, asshole. Just piss right off.
     
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    It should be no surprise. None at all.
     
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    From someone who takes every opportunity they can to take cheap shots against those on the left, the fact that you're willing to stand here and assume the role of "supreme hypocrite" surprises nobody. Many people, regardless of political affiliation, warned those about using questionable, hate related speech to express a point. The constant references to "reloading" and guns always eventually leads to someone getting shot. The same exact thing happens in poor, urban areas all the time. Trust me, growing up in one for the majority of my life I'm an expert at this and you can't tell me otherwise.

    Sarah Palin and many other politicians need to be held accountable for spreading the message of hate. It's not because she's a Republican, Teabagger or whatever... it's because their greedy, power hungry idiots that will play with fire just enough for someone else to misinterpret the message and take deadly action. Hell... this is on her Twitter right now - Commonsense Conservatives & lovers of America: "Don't Retreat, Instead - RELOAD!" Pls see my Facebook page.

    Seriously, fuck that bitch.
     
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    Quick question for the apologists, if the teabaggers have no culpability here, then why are they all taking down anti-Giffords rhetoric from their websites after she got shot?
     
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